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. and tom baker, consumer editor for ktvu channel 2 news. we'll begin with you, tom. tell us what you can about the explosion that shook all of us yesterday. >> it is a remarkable failure because it really shouldn't happen, given all of the protocols in place and all the things that happened to have such a fail-year you wonder. with such a catastrophic failure somebody punched a hole in one of these mains and caused a spark but that doesn't appear to be the case here. something failed in such a catastrophic way that the valves are maybe a mile, two miles apart so now all of this highly compressed gas which is under several hundred pounds of pressure per square inch is venting to the atmosphere. it catches on fire. it becomes a blow torch. it has to work out and while that was happening it was burning up that particular neighborhood. generally speaking, we don't know really what happened. we know there was a significant failure and generally speaking has been my experience in covering all kinds of disasters it's a chain of events rather than a single event but there is plenty going on that
has a 9.7% unemployment, just pretty much neck and neck with the u.s. rate. and that's because san francisco has some strong job centers for all the new happening web 2.0 or maybe even web 3.0 industries. that's sort of where people want to be. the east bay, alameda and contra costa, are still in the 11% range. that's where the biggest housing bubble was here, and they just have not recovered. silicon valley, santa clara is slowly recovering. we're seeing some manufacturing and other jobs come back there. but that's been a little slower. >> but you feel better already now that the statisticians have told us the recession actually ended a year ago. >> oh, yeah, cheered everybody up. all those people standing in the unemployment lines were really heartened to hear that news. >> but to your point about this being a house, most le a housing-led recession, does that mean, do you think, that we have or have not sort of permanently inherited the mantle of the rust belt states, that always we're the first down and the last up when there's a recession? >> yeah, i don't think that's necessar
than choosing the governor and u.s. senator for california. we'll tell you about other statewide races and issues the voters will decide. >>> proposition 25 would eliminate the two-thirds majority needed to pass a state budget, while proposition 26 would redefine many fees as taxes, requiring a two-thirds vote to pass. and celebrating mexico. an exhibition of photos and rare documents commemorates the bicentennial of mexico's independence and the centennial of the mexican revolution. we'll have those stories next. ♪ >> belva: good evening and welcome to "this week in northern california." i'm belva davis. joining me tonight on our news panel are scott shafer, host of "the california report" on kqed public radio with a look at propositions 25 and 26. and marissa lagos, sacramento reporter for "the san francisco chronicle." on the less publicized races for state office. and we begin with rebecca smith, energy reporter for "the wall street journal." rebecca in the wake of the san bruno fire, there's talk that maybe pg&e has not been as transparent about other pipel e pipelines that mig
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